The Merwinsville Hotel in Gaylordsville will hold its annual Columbus Day weekend arts and crafts show Oct. 9-12.

This is the first year the show will be open on Columbus Day, Oct. 12.

It is the hotel's biggest fund-raiser.

The event will kick off with a gala reception Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Browns Forge Road hotel.

Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, desserts, wine and cider will be served, and the Standard Bearers will perform jazz music.

Following the gala, the show will be open Oct. 10-12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

A $20 donation is requested for the gala reception. Admission to the show is $1 per person 12 and older and free for children under 12.

Mastercard and Visa will be accepted for all purchases.

For more information, call 860-350-4301 or e-mail at